Oh snap! Fulfilling some very wet dreams of many an arcade fighting fan, Capcom announced a ton of new games at its recent Captivate 2010 press event in Hawaii. One such title particularly set the world wide web alight, namely Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds.
After over ten years since the previous release, both sides will clash in the fighting arena once again, in what Capcom are calling ‘a re-envisioned team fighting game for a new generation’. Set for release in spring 2011 for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, the announcement is sure to please versus fighting fans, who have already seen a fair amount of love from the company in recent months. Talking about the title, Christian Svensson the Corporate Officer and Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development at Capcom said ‘We are so pleased to be working with Marvel again. Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has been one of the most requested titles for us to produce by our fans. Our Capcom development studio is creating the most epic fighting game ever developed and Marvel’s input into that process has been invaluable’.
Also announced at the show was the English language version of the sequel to Okami: Okamiden for the DS in 2011, from Hiroyuki Kobayashi – the producer of Devil May Cry 4 – comes Sengoku BASARA: Samurai Heroes, Ghost Trick Phantom Detective is set for release on the Nintendo’s current-gen handheld, created by the original director of the Ace Attorney franchise and Nathan Spencer is back in Bionic Commando Rearmed 2.
Capcom have got some mighty fine looking titles on the way then, and it’s always refreshing to see a company prepared to go back and work with its franchise history. Now if they’d only hurry up and announce the Captain Commando sequel we’ve all been waiting for…